It is such an exciting time in your wedding planning journey, and now that you have your dress sorted, you may be wondering what’s next.
Well don’t worry lovely as in this blog, we will take you through all the remaining exciting key elements to complete your bridal look so you’re ready for that long-awaited walk down the aisle!
We love that each and every bride is different and will want different accessories including veils and bridal bows. We even have some stunning bow veils if you just can’t decide between the two!
Veils, bows, and hair accessories
If you hadn’t guessed from our extensive array, we adore veils! Originally worn for religious and cultural reasons, veils were also used to signify social status and purity. Over time, veils evolved into a fashion statement, with designers incorporating them into their collections. Today, veils are largely seen as a fashion accessory, with brides and other iconic fashion-forward individuals embracing them for their elegance and beauty – and we love it!
Hair accessories are also trending with current brides, from chic pearl pins to ornate statement headbands. To find the ultimate accessory combo for you, we recommend you book yourself an exclusive accessory appointment with us, during this time you’ll get the chance to try on your gown with 45 minutes dedicated to sampling accessories to curate your dream look! Styling is a huge passion for us and we will guide you through this process to make recommendations based on your style and the dress or bridal separates you have chosen!
In our Botley boutique, we have a gorgeous selection of veils to try on, including the modern and chic Hayze bridal veils. Hayze was created in response to a desire for change in the world of weddings, a sort of bridal revolution. Created for free-spirited brides who are searching for bridal accessories that break the norm. From feather veils, and couture ruffle details to whimsical floral appliqués – Hayze has the right accessory for you. If you’re searching for a unique accessory, we love the Hayze Petal Bow for adding a touch of chic glamour to your bridal look.
We are also thrilled to offer our HEB lovelies stunning personalised embroidered veils from Rebecca Anne Designs. Rebecca Anne Designs offers both ready-to-wear and custom bridal accessories, ranging from ribbons and bows to elaborate cathedral veils, all of which focus on unique and meaningful embroidery. Whether it be a heartfelt lyric from a meaningful song, or you and your loves initials and wedding date. Rebecca’s creations are ideal for brides who want to add a rebellious and bespoke flair to their bridal look. For those who desire a traditional veil with a personal touch, a bespoke veil or ribbon is the perfect choice.
For our brides who want something more understated, we are proud to stock White Designs, a carefully curated selection of handmade hair accessories and breathtaking which are perfect stand-alone or perfect to compliment alongside veils or bows.
Think Pearls for days with our exclusive collection of jewellery by Kiri and Belle
For bridal jewellery, look no further than Kiri and Belle! This astonishing range of bridal jewellery is designed and handmade here in Hampshire just stones through away from our boutique! Lovingly designed and made from only the best materials including high-grade freshwater baroque pearls.
Jewellery is an essential part of a bride’s look on her wedding day, as it completes the outfit and adds a touch of elegance and glamour. Necklaces are a great way to draw attention to the neckline of the wedding gown, especially suited for dresses with a sexy plunging neckline or a gorgeous strapless design. For those desiring something simplistic a delicate single pearl style choker necklace is the perfect choice! Our extensive collection will tailor to how simple or statement you wish to go!
Bracelets add a delicate touch to the bridal look and can be stacked for a more dramatic effect. We love a bridal bangle at HEB too, all of which are perfect for dresses with short sleeves or no sleeves at all.
Earrings can make a statement or add a subtle amount of detail to an understated bridal look. More dramatic drop earrings or large hoops are perfect for brides who want to make a statement, while small studs or dainty drop earrings are a great option for those who prefer a more subtle look. Earrings that match the necklace or bracelet can also tie the bridal look together for a cohesive and elegant finish.
Kiri and Belle boast a huge selection of pearl bridal jewellery, including chic earrings, necklaces, and bracelets made from Sterling Silver or 14K Gold to suit your wedding colours and can absolutely be worn again and again post-wedding! We know you’re going to be as obsessed as we are, and we can’t wait to see you try some on!
Shopping for the ultimate bridal shoes
Shoes are essential both from an aesthetic and a practical point of view! You will need to ensure you have these for your first fitting appointment for your alterations (note: allow approx 2 months before the big day) as this will allow your seamstress to ensure the length of your dress is altered to the perfect length for you.
At Hannah Elizabeth Bridal we have a gorgeous selection of HARLO wedding shoes for chic and contemporary brides. HARLO bridal shoes are adored by modern brides for their premium quality and stylish designs that perfectly match their wedding vision. These dreamy shoes not only look beautiful, but they are also incredibly comfortable, making them an excellent choice for your special day. We love the Chloe shoe for a timeless and minimalist bridal look, or the Chantelle Pearl points for brides looking for a contemporary closed-toe bridal shoe.
We just know you’re going to love this brand! HARLO combines classic and modern styles by incorporating pearls, bows, and tulle into their bridal shoes. You can look and feel great on your wedding day with HARLO’s comfortable and stylish footwear – no sore feet here! You can try these and more from within our range during an accessory appointment.
Please allow approx 4-6 weeks for ordering your Harlo shoes.
Select your seamstress and organise your alterations!
One crucial step to ensuring your wedding gown fits you perfectly and makes you feel as confident as possible is to arrange to have your dress altered. We advise our brides to allow at least 2 months for alterations, and for a guide on costs, we recommend you set aside approximately anywhere between £400-£600 for standard alterations. Exact pricing will be confirmed by your seamstress and the price will vary based on the volume or complexity of your alterations.
Depending on the design of your wedding gown, you can likely have the dress taken in or let out depending on the fit prior to the wedding. If you think you’re likely to change size then ensure you organise your alterations closer to the wedding, while still allowing enough time. To prepare all of our HEB lovelies we created the ultimate guide to wedding dress alterations.
Completing your bridal look with Hannah Elizabeth Bridal
We know a bridal look goes beyond the dress, and are so proud to stock so many gorgeous brands for our HEB lovelies to try on at our Botley boutique. You can make a personalised accessory appointment to try these on with your dress to find the perfect additions to your wedding dress.
Whether you are waiting for your dress to arrive, or you have recently collected it, it is never too late to start looking for accessories to complete your bridal look. If you have any questions ahead of your accessory appointment you can check out our FAQs or get in touch, otherwise, we look forward to seeing you soon!
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Our award winning bridal boutique is located in the Hampshire village of Botley, home to our carefully curated collection of modern luxe wedding gowns. From the streets of Paris, to the beaches of Australia, and the hustle and bustle of NYC – we’ve selected the finest bridal designers from across the globe, all specialising in exquisite designs, classic couture and exclusive styles. Your bespoke experience starts the moment you make contact with us. From our first phone consultation to your exciting and luxurious bridal boutique appointment. We lead you with our expertise and guide you through our extraordinary array of designers, their exquisite fabrics and mesmerising designs. We passionately provide an unparalleled, inspirational and high-end bridal shopping experience.